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What to Expect with a Dental Implant Restoration

June 29, 2022
Posted By: Central Kentucky Dental
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Restoring missing teeth is crucial to your future oral health.

When teeth are missing, you are at risk for tooth loss down the road through migration and jawbone deterioration. And dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that protects your jawbone health. 

Your dentist in Winchester, KY, relies on the finest materials to craft custom implant restorations that match your smile. And at Central Kentucky Dental, we pay attention to the look, fit, and function of your restoration.

Dental Implant Process

The dental implant is not a replacement tooth. Rather, it is an artificial tooth root. A dentist surgically implants the root into the jawbone under anesthesia. You'll not feel the insertion, but you may have mild discomfort and swelling for a few days after treatment. This is easily treatable with medications like Ibuprofen. 

After the implant, made of titanium, integrates into the jawbone, you're ready for your restoration or prosthetic.

A dental implant restoration may be a single tooth crown, or your dentist can implant up to six dental implants to secure a prosthetic like a denture. 

Dental Implant Restorations

A single dental implant requires a tooth crown restoration. This crown shows above the gumline and takes the place of your missing tooth. Your crown is colored to blend with other teeth and is shaped to complement your smile.

If your dentist implanted multiple implants, we would top them with a prosthetic like a denture. You don't have to worry about slippage, dental adhesives, or relines in the dental office with implant-supported dentures. In addition, this fixed prosthetic does not rock or tilt when you chew or speak. 

We rely on the finest and most trusted labs to fabricate dental implant restorations, and your dentist makes all final adjustments. 

Contact Your Dental Office Near Me

Your general dentist in Winchester, KY, is happy to help you achieve smile health through dental implant dentistry. So if you have a missing tooth or teeth, call us today.

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